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  • Summary

  • From Audible Originals, How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad is an irreverent 10-part guide to modern fatherhood. In each episode, author and Esquire columnist Stephen Marche tackles tough questions that every parent faces. From how and why to stop yelling at your kids to how to share your favorite books (especially when they are a little racist) to how to talk to your kids about pot - follow as Stephen engages real dads and experts on the thorny questions that parents face today.
     

    When you add How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad to your library you will receive all 10 episodes, each with a runtime of approximately 30 minutes. To hear more great podcasts and short listens, visit Audible.com/AudioShows.     

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Episodes
  • Ep. 10: How Much Does a Father Really Matter?

    May 31 2018

    This is the longest episode in the series because we talked to so many people. It is a general survey of the state of modern fatherhood. We speak to a family that has three members: a lesbian couple and the gay father. We speak to somebody who lived among the Aka tribe in the Congo who are the world’s greatest fathers, who even occasionally breastfeed their children. We travel to Japan and attend classes in fatherhood for men who have no experience of living with their own children. It is a profoundly moving journey which shows that fatherhood, while being redefined constantly, remains vital.  

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    40 mins
  • Ep. 9: How Do You Talk to Your Children About Porn?

    May 31 2018

    Internet pornography is increasingly one of the dominant issues of human sexuality. YouPorn alone is four times as big as the website for CNN. The effects of this vast new force on our sexual lives, and on the lives of our sons, are still totally unknown. I mean, Internet pornography arrived in my life in my mid-thirties and it threw me. Imagine what it must be like for a fifteen-year old boy. We talk to pro-porn people and anti-porn people. We also discuss porn with a porn star - “the smallest cock in the hall of fame” - who happens to be one of the most wonderful, loving fathers we spoke to in the whole show.

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    34 mins
  • Ep. 8: The Dangers of Smart Phones

    May 31 2018

    I was more scared about giving my kid a phone than about anything else I have exposed him to. Imagine what he can do with it. It’s like giving him a bottle of bourbon and a gun at the same time. Here we look past the fear and the hype: What are the advantages of having your kid on a phone (knowing where they are, increasing their social exposure)? What are the disadvantages? It’s all very well and good to say, "the less technology the better." But the technology is so damn useful.  

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    27 mins

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  • 05-07-18

Absolutely spot on

Every episode was utterly engrossing, true and funny. I'm a dad of a two year old daughter and the stuff on sex, on screens, on anxiety on being a father, on roles of masculinity in 'traditional' families, and on just being there, around, as a dad. This is all stuff i've thought about to myself but never dreamed I could hear other people describe. There is a bizarre code of secrecy when it comes to Dads sharing this sort of thing, and this series absolutely brings it out. The team should be commended for making such a thoughtful and entertaining podcast.

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Great listen for any parent

I didn't realise this was aimed at men and so the first few minutes of the first show nearly had me reaching for the delete button. But I was intrigued so carried on listening. I am so glad I did because this is a great series. Funny and honest, the show takes you through topics such as pot and pornography and answers those questions you probably didn't know you wanted answers to. The episode about choosing a name got me thinking for hours afterwards and spurred many a conversation amongst my social groups. I found the topics really made me engage on a basic level and then the seed of thought carried on growing for ages afterwards. Not life-changing but a definite must listen.

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Irreverent and Hilarious - A Must for Modern Dads!

This is a brilliant podcast for modern Dads. You may not relate with all of the topics but it is likely you will with the majority. Stephen is brutally honest about the trial and tribulations he has faced in Fatherhood and there are frank discussions with experts and other parents who have dealt with similar issues. All in all a very valuable use of your time for all parents. Thoroughly recommended.

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good, but for young children, not teenagers

liked the author, and easy to listen to, but not for those with teenagers or adolescents

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inspiring , thought provoking

lots of realy good advice from professional people and funny in parts. well researched and enlightening .

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Absolutely Fantastic

This was a great listen, lots of information; easily understandable and funny whilst being completely realistic about life's situations and how we act.

if you are a parent especially a father, then you need this.

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loved it

very good insight on fatherhood nowadays, I enjoyed that they added sensitive subjects and real life issues. many thanks 💕

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Good 👍

I found a few of these topics quite relevant. Good listen and execution. some lacked specific relevance such as racist books or porn but I assume it will become more relevant later on

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How not to ****

Good read good narration good book. Enjoyed listening while travelling to and from work. Try it out.

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Struggle to listen to it, can’t finish this book

Struggle to carry on with the idea , can’t finish to listen, can understand the struggle for dad but this is not helping with how to bring a better dad.

This is not a book to help you to become a better dad , this is just a book that humiliate and makes the situation a joke.